• Armenians injured in Moscow Subway derailment are Russian citizens

    According to the latest reports of the Moscow authorities, the two Armenians injured in the Moscow metro crash that occurred on Tuesday, July 15, are citizens of Russian Federation.

    Mary Kocharyan, 20, and Anna Bulghadaryan, 23 were among the many passengers who were hurt in the worst-ever accident on the Moscow Metro which caused a derailment of three carriages in a tunnel.

    Kocharyan sustained a spine fracture and a brain injury and Bulghadaryan had a bone fracture and a traumatic shock.

    Earlier reports of the RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Adviser at the Armenian Embassy in Russia Edward Jambazyan visited the hospitals where the girls were taken after the crash. Both of them are currently under medical supervision in the intensive care unit.

    At least 22 people were killed and more than 150 injured when a Moscow Metro train derailed during rush hour.

    Several carriages left the track on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line, also known as Line Three, on Tuesday morning and the rescue operation has so far lasted more than seven hours.

    Emergency officials said 50 of more than 150 passengers injured are in a serious condition in hospital.

    Some of those hurt were carried out of the tunnel on stretchers, with the most serious cases airlifted to hospital.

    The train derailed between Slaviansky Boulevard and Park Pobedy (Victory Park) stations in the west on the city. The packed commuter train was travelling from the north-west of Moscow to the city centre at the time of the crash.

    The cause of the crash – one of the worst incidents ever on the metro – is reported to be a power surge.

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